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Re: Everyman eBook Special
Reply #8 - 05/17/24 at 20:59:59
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an ordinary chessplayer wrote on 05/16/24 at 06:39:03:
It's on page 4. Something wrong with the indexing/sorting. GMTonyKosten has been working on it but I guess it's not so easy to solve.

How long has this been an issue? I can't rely on sorting by date / last post to catch up on discussions anymore, then.

I will post again in the Dlugy QGA book thread just to see if that helps with the sorting. There I was really fishing for someone to reassure me that Dlugy would prepare us to face Shankland's lines, but it doesn't look like anyone who bought that book responded.
  

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Re: Everyman eBook Special
Reply #7 - 05/16/24 at 06:39:03
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Stigma wrote on 05/16/24 at 01:49:16:
Weirdly I can search for "Dlugy" and find that thread, but I don't see it listed on this dedicated QGA subforum that it's ostensibly in! A technical glitch here?

It's on page 4. Something wrong with the indexing/sorting. GMTonyKosten has been working on it but I guess it's not so easy to solve.
  
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Re: Everyman eBook Special
Reply #6 - 05/16/24 at 02:18:05
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Btw. according to Everyman the QGA author's name is Nicolás Yap - not "Nicholas" Yap as per this thread so far (me included).
  

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Re: Everyman eBook Special
Reply #5 - 05/16/24 at 01:49:16
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Thanks for clearing it up, AOC.

I did go for the 2-for-1 ebook offer in the end, and mostly to get the QGA book.

I'll see how it goes with the QGA. This is all a part of project "add some solid Black defences" for me. But I tend to come running back to my wacky, unbalanced pet defences after a while...

If I find any glaring holes in the Yap book, I also have a few backup resources - the Modern Chess databases by Grigorov/Arnaudov/Georgiev (...c5 and ...Nc6 without an early ...a6) and Hungaski (early ...a6 and ...b5, which I suspect is in trouble* these days) as well as Sopiko's main-line based course over on Chessable.

Should be enough for a backup/surprise weapon at least.

* Trouble for ...a6/...b5: I.e. in the line I mentioned in this thread on the recent Dlugy QGA book:

https://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/chess/YaBB.pl?num=1697920137/6

Weirdly I can search for "Dlugy" and find that thread, but I don't see it listed on this dedicated QGA subforum that it's ostensibly in! A technical glitch here?
  

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Re: Everyman eBook Special
Reply #4 - 05/15/24 at 00:02:20
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My bad, that part in parentheses was not part of the quote. I definitely shouldn't be quoting and editorializing at the same time. (I will edit the post later, after chores.) Anyway, I've been puzzling over it, and maybe I was wrong and it should be 6...b5!.
  
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Reply #3 - 05/14/24 at 23:46:26
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Thanks a lot, an ordinary chessplayer!

So there Black is basically aiming to play ...a6, ...e6 and ...Nbd7 before deciding whether to go ...c5 or ...b5 (or neither?). Interesting, I wasn't really aware of this an independent move order.

That it's quirky isn't necessarily a minus for me. I'm planning to use the QGA as a "stopgap" solid and less theoretical defence before eventually learning the Nimzo and (probably) Queen's Indian. That said, I still hope the setup isn't completely refuted before I've even gotten a look at it...

P. S.: Does Yap really mark 6.Bb3 b5 "?!" and then go on to recommend it anyway? That would be weird, but mabe I'm misreading that quote.
  

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Re: Everyman eBook Special
Reply #2 - 05/14/24 at 19:11:30
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Stigma wrote on 05/14/24 at 13:34:07:
Does anyone know what this book gives against the Nf3/e3 main line?


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Yap writes:
I am rejecting the big main line, 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.Bxc4 c5 6.O-O a6, where thousands of games have been played, especially at elite GM level. I offer a quirkier system that is little explored, as we shall see.

  • Game 21 V.Shinkevich - Yu Yangyi / World Rapid Ch, St. Petersburg 2018
    1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 a6 5.Bxc4 e6 6.a4 b6!?
  • Game 22 B.Lajthajm - M.Perunovi (sic) / Bar 2005
    same as Game 21
  • Game 23 G.Kallai - Y.Balashov / European Cup, Moscow 1991
    1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 a6 5.Bxc4 e6 6.O-O Nbd7 7.a4 c5
  • Game 24 Y.Dzhumagaliev - N.T.S.Nguyen / World Rapic Ch, Riyadh 2017
    1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 a6 5.Bxc4 e6 6.O-O Nbd7 7.Qe2 b5
  • Game 25 A.Istratescu - P.Acs / Hungarian League 2007
    1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 a6 5.Bxc4 e6 6.Qc2

I was quite concerned by the notes to Game 25 at 6.Qc2.

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Yap writes:
We'll now wrap up our coverage of the 4.e3 main line with a few lesser sixth move options for White. (a) 6.Qe2 Nbd7 will most likely transpose to the main line, whether or not White plays a2-a4. For instance, 7.O-O is the previous game, while 7.a4 c5 8.O-O goes back to Game 23. (b) 6.Bb3 is prophylaxis against 6...b5 but will most likely transpose anyway; (*) (b1) 7.Nc3 ... (b2) 7.a4 ...

Edited:
Removed my editorializing at (*). I wrote "(e.g. black plays 6...b5?! despite the prophylaxis)". Note that Yap omits black's sixth move (or at least I read it that way), but variations (b1) and (b2) make it clear that black does indeed play 6...b5.

To my eye 6.Qe2 (especially) and 6.Bb3 both look like challenging ideas against black's quirkiness.
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Re: Everyman eBook Special
Reply #1 - 05/14/24 at 13:34:07
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On Opening Repertoire: Queen's Gambit Accepted by Nicholas Yap:

Does anyone know what this book gives against the Nf3/e3 main line?

I had no luck finding this out online. The sales text and excerpts I've seen only focus on 3.e4 iirc.
  

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Everyman eBook Special
05/13/24 at 17:10:30
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Buy Opening Repertoire:  Queen's Gambit Accepted, by Nicholas Yap
and also receive:

Opening Repertoire:  Queen's Gambit Declined - Tarrasch, by Cyrus Lakdawala

These are eBooks, in the following formats:  CBV, PGN, EPub.

The Tarrasch book is on the Dubov variation:  1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. cd5 ed5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. g3 Nf6 7. Bg2 cd4 8. Nd4 Bc5

The sale is available today through Wednesday.

As each eBook is normally $21.95, the sale price is about $11 a piece, which is a good price if these lines are currently (or potentially) of interest.
  
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